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Anne-Marie Forbes

Anne-Marie Forbes

Graduate Research Co-ordinator
Senior Lecturer, Musicology

Conservatorium of Music, Hobart CBD Campuses

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A.Forbes@utas.edu.au

Dr Anne-Marie Forbes joined the staff at the Conservatorium of Music in 2000. Her research focusses on British and Australian music and she has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and has published three major editions of vocal works of Fritz Hart and has co-edited Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) with Paul Watt.  She has developed a nationally distinctive Graduate Research program enabling innovative research through creative practice.  She has supervised 20 PhD and Masters candidates to completion in performance, composition and historical musicology.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDCelticism in British Opera of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuriesUniversity of QueenslandAustralia1993
MMus (Performance) Kansas State UniversityUnited States1985
MA (Musicology)Motivic Unity in Vaughan Williams' Pilgrim's ProgressUniversity of IowaUnited States1984
BMus University of AdelaideAustralia1981

Languages (other than English)

Good reading knowledge of German. Basic knowledge of Portuguese.

Biography

Anne-Marie Forbes completed Masters degrees in both performance and musicology in the United States before returning to Australia and undertaking doctoral studies at the University of Queensland.  Her PhD research focussed on manifestations of Celticism in British opera in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  In 1995 she was appointed as a lecturer in musicology at the University of Queensland, and in 2000 was appointed to the University of Tasmania Conservatorium.  Her research has focussed on British and Australian composition, including works of Vaughan Williams, Holbrooke and Fritz Hart producing musical editions, journal articles, book chapters. She has published a book on Joseph Holbrooke with Dr Paul Watt (Monash) is currently writing a book with Prof Peter Tregear (ANU) on the cultural contribution of Fritz Hart. 

She has also performed as a contralto soloist in opera and oratorio in the United States and Australia and has a particular research and performing interest in choral music.  She has conducted Anglican treble and adult choirs and is a regular cantor at All Saint's Anglican church, South Hobart. She has published on a range of sacred choral music including works of Venetian composer, Antonio Lotti.

Research Themes

The main research undertaken by Anne-Marie relates specifically to the theme of Creativity, Culture and Society enfolding notions of national distinctiveness and postcolonial legacy in the influence of British music on the development of Australian composition and musical infrastructure in the first half of the twentieth century.  The place and influence of Fritz Hart, an English composer who spent over 25 years as director of the Albert St Conservatorium in Melbourne and became conductor of the newly-formed Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, is of great significance to the development of cultural capital in Australia.

Her research into liturgical music focuses on restoration of works to the performance repertory and the study of creativity in the context of the theology of music in religious practice.  She has also collaborated with Dr Heather Monkhouse on research into aspects of tertiary music education and has collaborated in the research area of 'Better Health' with team of neurologists from Brazil.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Musicological Society of Australia
  • Royal Musical Association
  • International Society of Music Education
  • Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing

Committee associations

  • Musicological Society of Australia – President Tasmania Chapter 
  • Musicological Society of Australia – National Committee

Administrative expertise

She has spent 8 years as Deputy Head of Conservatorium and lengthy periods as Acting Head managing budgets, staff and providing academic leadership.  Course design and development of Honours and postgraduate courses. Leadership of research projects.  Co-ordinator of Graduate Research since 2001, Honours and postgraduate course co-ordinator since 2001.

President of MSA Tas chapter and previous roles as National Treasurer and National Secretary of Musicological Society of Australia – managing budgets, databases and involvement in organising national conferences.

Teaching

Early Music, Twentieth-century music, Performance Practice, Church Music

Teaching expertise

  • Music history
  • Musicology
  • Music research methodologies
  • Performance practice 
  • Sacred choral music

Teaching responsibility

Course co-ordinator

Co-ordination of Music History and Musicology units

Current teaching

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Expertise

  • British Music
  • Australian Music
  • Sacred choral music
  • Music and liturgy
  • Music analysis
  • Hymnography
  • Choral conducting
  • Vocal performance
  • Respiratory training

Collaboration

  • Guest editor of Australasian Music Research  vol. 8
  • Collaboration with Dr Paul Watt (Monash) as joint editor of Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot  (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015)
  • Collaboration with Professor Peter Tregear (ANU) on jointly authored book concerned with composer Fritz Hart.
  • Work with Cochrane Collaboration Neurology group and work with a team of neurologists (Pedrosa, Silva, Azevedo et al) from Brazil on review article on respiratory training for adults and children with neuromuscular disease.

Current projects

  • Musical contribution of Fritz Bennicke Hart and his construction of cultural identity
  • British folksong settings of Percy Grainger
  • Liturgical music in the Anglican tradition
  • Sacred vocal works of Antonio Lotti
  • Choral music of Hideki Chihara

Research Fields

  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
  • Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
  • Globalisation and Culture (200206)

Research Impact

  • The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance) (950105)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)

Publications

Total publications

35

Highlighted publications

(6 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2015Chapter in BookForbes AM, 'Out of old mythologies: Joseph Holbrooke and Thomas Evelyn Ellis', Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot, Rowman and Littlefield, P Watt and A-M Forbes (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 41-59. ISBN 978-0810888913 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015BookWatt P, Forbes AM, 'Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot', Rowman and Littlefield, United Kingdom, pp. 329. ISBN 9780810888913 (2015) [Edited Book]

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2014Journal ArticleForbes AM, 'Sorrowful Voices: Performing Mahler's Kindertotenlieder', Musicology Australia, 36, (2) pp. 235-253. ISSN 0814-5857 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08145857.2014.958270 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Chapter in BookForbes AM, 'Doctoral Research through Music Performance', Doctoral Writing in the Creative and Performing Arts, Libri Publishing, Ravelli L, Paltridge B and Starfiled S (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 263-280. ISBN 9781909818477 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Journal ArticleForbes AM, 'The local impact of an international celebrity: Fritz Kreisler in Australasia', Musicology Australia , 31 pp. 1-16. ISSN 0814-5857 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2006Chapter in BookForbes AM, 'An expatriate Englishman: Fritz Hart in Australia', In: The Soundscapes of Australia: Music Place and Spritituality, Ashgate, Fiona Richards (ed), Burlington VT, pp. 199-212. ISBN 978-0-7546-4072-1 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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Journal Article

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Philpott C, Forbes AM, 'From the outside: Helpmann, Nolan and Williamson's Australian ballet, The Display (1964)', Context: A Journal of Music Research ISSN 1038-4006 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Philpott C

2015Pedrosa R, Silva IS, Azevedo IG, Forbes AM, Fregonezi GAF, et al., 'Respiratory muscle training in children and adults with neuromuscular disease (Protocol)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (5) pp. 1-14. ISSN 1469-493X (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011711 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Monkhouse H, Forbes AM, 'The Use of YouTube to Improve Students' Acuity and Analytic Skills in Discussion of Issues in Music Performance', Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, 6, (3) pp. 1964-1970. ISSN 2040-2589 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Monkhouse H

2014Forbes AM, 'Sorrowful Voices: Performing Mahler's Kindertotenlieder', Musicology Australia, 36, (2) pp. 235-253. ISSN 0814-5857 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08145857.2014.958270 [eCite] [Details]

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2011Forbes AM, ''Songs of Experience': The contribution of Fritz Hart', CHOMBEC, (10) pp. 8-9. ISSN 1751-3308 (2011) [Non Refereed Article]

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2009Forbes AM, 'The local impact of an international celebrity: Fritz Kreisler in Australasia', Musicology Australia , 31 pp. 1-16. ISSN 0814-5857 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2004Forbes AM, 'Introduction (Editorial)', Australasian Music Research, 8, (2003) pp. vii-ix. ISSN 1325-5266 (2004) [Non Refereed Article]

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2004Forbes AM, 'Music and the Australasian Media', 8, (1) pp. 1-120. ISSN 1325-5266 (2004) [Edited Journal]

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2001Forbes AM, 'Grainger in Edwardian London', Australasian Music Research, 5, (2000) pp. 1-16. ISSN 1325-5266 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2001Forbes AM, 'Music at an Exhibition: A Case Study of the Tasmanian International Exhibition, 1894-1895', Context, 19, (2000) pp. 57-64. ISSN 1038-4006 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2001Forbes AM, 'Fritz Hart: choral works for female voices', Sing Out, 17, (1) pp. 17-19. ISSN 0818-0555 (2001) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Watt P, Forbes AM, 'Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot', Rowman and Littlefield, United Kingdom, pp. 329. ISBN 9780810888913 (2015) [Edited Book]

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2005Forbes AM, 'Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874-1949) AE songs: settings of the poems by AE (George William Russell)', University of Melbourne, Centre for Studies in Australian Music, Melbourne, pp. 155. ISBN 0734030614 (2005) [Edited Book]

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2000Forbes AM, 'Fritz Bennicke Hart: Herrick Songs', Centre for Studies in Australian Music, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, pp. 218. ISBN 0734020309 (2000) [Authored Research Book]

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1999Forbes AM, 'Fritz Bennicke Hart - Selected Works for Women's Chorus', Marshall-Hall Trust, Centre for Studies in Australian Music, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, pp. 78. ISBN 0734016018 (1999) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Forbes AM, 'Out of old mythologies: Joseph Holbrooke and Thomas Evelyn Ellis', Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot, Rowman and Littlefield, P Watt and A-M Forbes (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 41-59. ISBN 978-0810888913 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Watt P, Forbes AM, 'Situating Holbrooke in British Musical History', Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot, Rowman and Littlefield, P Watt and A-M Forbes (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-0810888913 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Forbes AM, 'Doctoral Research through Music Performance', Doctoral Writing in the Creative and Performing Arts, Libri Publishing, Ravelli L, Paltridge B and Starfiled S (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 263-280. ISBN 9781909818477 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Forbes AM, 'Holding an Island Captive: Fritz Kreisler's Australian Tour of 1925', Musical Islands: Exploring Connections between Music, Place and Research, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Mackinlay & Bartleet (ed), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 189-204. ISBN 978-1-4438-0956-6 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Forbes AM, 'An expatriate Englishman: Fritz Hart in Australia', In: The Soundscapes of Australia: Music Place and Spritituality, Ashgate, Fiona Richards (ed), Burlington VT, pp. 199-212. ISBN 978-0-7546-4072-1 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Forbes AM, 'A Venetian Festal Gloria: Antonio Lotti's Gloria in D Major', In; Music Research, New Directions for a New Century, Cambridge, M Ewans, R Halton & JA Phillips (ed), Buckinghamshire, pp. 253-263. ISBN 1-904303-35-8 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2001Forbes AM, 'Bruce Steele and Richard Divall (eds) Henry Handel Richardson: The Music vols 1 and 2', Musicology Australia, 24, (1) pp. 100-103. (2001) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Monkhouse H, Forbes AM, 'Embodied Learning in an Orchestral Setting', 31st ISME World Conference on Music Education Abstracts, 20th -25th July, Brazil, pp. 138. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Monkhouse H

2013Forbes AM, 'Spiritual transcendence and the stilo antico of Antonio Lotti', re-Visions- Proceedings of the New Zealand Musicological Society and the Musicological Society of Australia Joint Conference, 2-4 December 2010, New Zealand, pp. 238-245. ISBN 978-0-473-24221-3 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Forbes AM, 'In the Service of shadows :music and the liturgy of Tenebrae', The Power of Music Abstracts (34th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia and the 2nd International Conference on Music and Emotion, 30th Nov - 3rd Dec, University of Western Australia, pp. 44. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2009Forbes AM, 'A Bridge to Another World', Bridges:, September 26-28, 2009, Newcastle Conservatorium, pp. 38-39. ISBN 978-0-646-52219-7 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2007Forbes AM, 'The impact of Musical celebrity in Australia: Fritz Kreisler's 1925 tour', Islands Music Research in Australia and New Zealand Conference Program and Extracts, 22-25 November 2007, Griffith University Brisbane, pp. 45. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2001Forbes AM, 'Fritz Hart: Melbourne's Celtic Composer-in-Residence', Origins and Revivals: Proceedings of the first Australian conference of Celtic Studies, July 1992, Sydney, pp. 371-8. ISBN 1 86487 380 9 (2001) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Major Creative Work

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Forbes AM, O'Neill D, 'Wither's Hymnes and Songs of the Church', All Saint's Anglican Church South Hobart (2011) [Performance]

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2010Forbes AM, Davidson BB, 'Rossini Messe Solennelle', Town Hall - Hobart (2010) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Davidson BB

2009Forbes AM, 'Ave Verum ', Banska Bystrica Academy, Slovakia (2009) [Performance]

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Entry

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2001Forbes AM, 'Hart, Fritz', New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2nd ed., Stanley Sadie (ed), London, 11, pp. 615-6 (2001) [Entry]

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2001Forbes AM, 'Hart, Fritz', The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2nd ed., Stanley Sadie (ed), London, 11, pp. 73-4 (2001) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Forbes AM, 'Thrilling ride in united pursuit of artistic goals brings smiles all round', The Australian - Arts, The Australian, Surry Hills, NSW, March 7, 2012 (2012) [Newspaper Article]

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2002Forbes AM, ''Forbes revives the fortunes of Lotti' by Elizabeth Delaney', Sunday Tasmanian, Mercury, Hobart, October 6, 2002 (2002) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$25,293

Projects

Reflections of Spiritual Ecstasy: Sacred Compositions of Antonio Lotti (2010)$9,793
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,793)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Forbes AM; Tatman LA
Year
2010
The Impact on Australian Musical Culture of the 1925 Australasian Tour of Fritz Kreisler (2003)$8,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Forbes AM
Year
2003
Fritz Hart's Musical Settings of the Poetry of AE (George Russell): A Critical Analysis and Performing Edition (2002)$7,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($7,500)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Forbes AM
Year
2002

Research Supervision

Current

15

Completed

23

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPiano Transcription as Translation in Music: Cross-Genre Adaptations2011
PhDThe Role of Music in the Liturgical Practices of Enclosed Roman Catholic Communities in Australia from 1960 to the Present Day2012
PhDCompleting the Circile: The flute music of Gergely Ittzs2013
PhDIan Pearce: Development, Significance and Contributions to Australian Jazz2013
PhDThe Investigation of Intervallic Constructs and their Implementation2013
MastersNineteenth Century Study Repertoire for Violin with Links to the Colourstrings Method2014
PhDThe revival of extemporisation in modern performance of works of the 17th and 18th centuries2014
MastersAn exploration of established poetic verse forms as inspiration for contemporary song writing2014
PhDPraise, Protest and Purpose: Remember the story of Gospel music2015
MastersPerformance Practice in the Violin Works of Gyorgy Kurtag2015
MastersThe Interpretation and Performance of Selected Works of Toru Takemitsu and Tan Dun2015
PhDPerformance and Interpretation of Unpublished Works for Bassoon by Johann Christian Roellig, Christian Gottfried Krause, and Georg Philipp Telemann from the Collection of the Berlin Sing-Akademie2016
PhDThe Drummers Discourse: An Investigatory Exploration of Drum-set Practice/Performance Drawing from Linguistic Syntactic Theories for the Development of Adaptive Rhythmic Archetypes within Improvised Drum-set Performance2016
PhDA Systematic Approach to Right-Hand Technique and its Application in Violin Playing2016
PhDReconstructing Irish Identity: The Role of Traditional Music in the Irish Folk Revival2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Reception of the Music of Gustav Holst In Australia 1900 - 1950
Candidate: Christopher Allen Alomes
2015
PhDIf Music and Sweet Poetry Agree: The Marriage of Two Art-Forms, with Particular Emphasis on Inflection, Speech Rhythm & Inflection, Dramatic Intensity and Musical Coherence
Candidate: Ralph Middenway
2015
PhDStringshift - Solo Guitar Improvisation: Process, methodology and practice
Candidate: Anthony Lamont Garcia
2015
PhDEscapee Gloss: A Symphony of Polymedia
Candidate: Brigid Burke Rigo
2014
PhDHistorical Developments in Writing for Low Horn
Candidate: Robert James Stonestreet
2014
PhDThe simplification of complex notation presented in aleatoric forms
Candidate: Scott Ean McIntyre
2013
PhDThe Digital Piano Accordion: A Modern Instrument for Traditional and Contemporary Performance Contexts
Candidate: Bradley Donald Voltz
2012
PhDInterpreting the Flute Works of Jean Francaix (1912-1997)
Candidate: Abby Bridgett Grace Fraser
2011
PhDAn Australian Composer Abroad: Malcolm Williamson and the Projection of an Australian Identity
Candidate: Carolyn Jan Philpott
2010
MastersToward An Understanding Of The Madrigal in Sixteenth Century Spain: A Case Study of the Manuscript MadM 6829
Candidate: Rachel Marguerite Meyers
2009
PhDThe Role of Jan Sedivka in the Development of Australian Contemporary String Music
Candidate: Elinor Frances Morrisby
2009
PhDNational Dance and Folk Elements in Argentine Cello Compositions
Candidate: Penelope Alice Witt
2008
MastersThe Development and Investigation of a Model for Introducing Jazz Education to Secondary School Ensembles
Candidate: Paul William Rettke
2008
PhDThe Transculturisation of African American Gospel Music: The Context and Culture of Gospel Traditions in Australian Gospel Music
Candidate: Andrew Francis John Legg
2008
PhDEast Meets West: Technical Solutions to Cross-cultural Performance Practice Issues in Violin Concertos by Larry Sitsky and Tan Dun
Candidate: Ka Wong
2008
PhDThe Development of the French Violin Sonata (1860-1910)
Candidate: David Roger Le Guen
2007
PhDTechnical Demands of Selected Contemporary Works for Violin
Candidate: Ang-Cheng Kris Ho
2006
PhDIlluminating Musical Lifeworlds: Phenomenological narratives of the musical lifeworlds of five senior secondary school students
Candidate: David Malcolm Cleaver
2004
PhDThe Cimmerian and the Elysian: How musical and extra-musical models and expressive ethos affect the compositional process
Candidate: Adam Brantley Hill
2004
PhD"These Sad, Distracted Tymes": The Impact of the civil War and Interregnum on English Music, c.1640 to c.1660
Candidate: Bronwyn Irene Ellis
2004
MastersBringing new works to life: collaboration and interpretation in the performance, recording and editing of new works for guitar
Candidate: David Francis Malone
2003
PhDA poetics of convergence in music
Candidate: Raffaele Marcellino
2002
PhDContribution of Jan Sedivka
Candidate: Marina Louise Phillips
2002